Muckraker: Grist on PoliticsBarack Obama’s campaign has released a new ad to counter those from the Republican National Committee criticizing his energy plan.

Obama’s ad, called “New Energy,” accuses opponent John McCain of being “part of the problem” and hits on his support of drilling and tax breaks for oil companies. The ad says that energy independence is an “urgent priority” for the Democratic candidate, and notes his plans to invest in alternative energy and tax cuts for the middle class to help cover rising fuel costs:

The ads are running in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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